Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the Lord Justice Jackson review on fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims.
Craig Tracey: What steps his Department is taking to support the delivery of girls’ education throughout the world.
Craig Tracey: During the Foreign Secretary’s recent trip, what discussions did he have with Burma, Thailand and Bangladesh on the Government’s policy on the education of women and girls?
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of financial support provided to Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran.
Craig Tracey: Last week I visited the US as part of a cross-party delegation to discuss the future of financial services, and I was very encouraged by the positive response from a variety of stakeholders. What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the potential for a future UK trade deal with the US?
Craig Tracey: I am delighted to be taking part in today’s debate. I know that this is an important area for the Government. I congratulate the members of the all-party parliamentary group on cancer on securing time for the debate today. Since 2010, the Government have recognised the need to improve cancer services offered by the NHS and to make the UK a world leader in cancer research, diagnosis,...
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement the recommendations on regulatory levers for heated tobacco products set out in the Public Health England report on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, published on 6 February 2018.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support more independent research on heated tobacco products as recommended in the Public Health England report on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, published on 6 February 2018.
Craig Tracey: Last week saw yet another abuse of leaseholders in my constituency, this time in Coleshill, where some one-bedroom flat owners received bills for up to £8,000 a year in ground rent. May we have a statement on how the important Government work on leases with short review periods and doubling clauses is progressing?
Craig Tracey: I welcome today’s statement, in particular the commitment to protecting the green belt. Can my right hon. Friend provide reassurance to my constituents, particularly in areas where significant development may be planned, that he will take steps to ensure that developers pay their share towards necessary infrastructure improvements, so that all local residents can benefit?
Craig Tracey: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on support for farmers after the UK leaves the EU.
Craig Tracey: Recently I met local National Farmers Union farmers in my constituency who are frustrated by the complexity of and frequent delays in the EU’s basic payment scheme. When working with the Environment Secretary, will the Minister encourage a simpler system that will see farmers paid on time once we leave the EU?
Craig Tracey: Does my right hon. Friend agree that remaining in a customs union after Brexit would prevent one of the major opportunities presented by leaving the EU: taking control of our trade?
Craig Tracey: What steps he is taking to increase the capacity and availability of GP services.
Craig Tracey: It is great to see that record numbers of medical students are going into general practice this year, but far too many GPs are choosing to retire and leave the NHS when they are in their 50s because of tax penalties on their pension scheme. Does the Minister agree that we need to address that situation so that experienced GPs are not penalised for staying in the NHS?
Craig Tracey: I welcome this announcement. As a former business owner myself, I have seen the impact, particularly on small businesses, of large companies becoming insolvent. Does the Minister agree that it is crucial that we protect the small businesses and employees in the supply chain?
Craig Tracey: I welcome the announcement, and it was great to see the Secretary of State meeting staff at my excellent local hospital, the George Eliot, recently. What will be particularly welcomed is the hugely progressive nature of this deal, with its focus on the lowest paid. What exactly does it mean for those at the very bottom of the pay scale?
Craig Tracey: I recently visited jobcentre staff in Bedworth to see how universal credit was helping my constituents. I was delighted to hear of encouraging examples of success, including one claimant who had been helped into work within weeks. Under the previous system, she would have waited months to get the same help. Does this not show that universal credit is acting faster to transform lives?
Craig Tracey: On Tuesday I was delighted to host, along with my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones) and the Sikh Channel, a “Respect the Turban” event here in Parliament. It was fantastic to see many right hon. and hon. Members hearing of its significance. Sadly, the event was required due to a recent mindless attack on a Sikh gentleman outside Parliament. Will my right hon. Friend join me...
Craig Tracey: What progress his Department is making on recruiting 2,500 new prison officers.